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3 reasons most companies are only 20 percent to cloud transformation

The way some providers seem to describe it, cloud transformation is easy. All companies must do is migrate all workloads to one cloud, modernize their applications and enjoy the full benefits of the digital transformation. Of course, if it were really so easy, the majority of businesses would already have done it. The reality, though, […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2019

2018 was a landmark year for cloud with a flurry of mergers and acquisitions, perhaps none more so than the IBM bid to acquire Red Hat, the Kubernetes supporter through Red Hat OpenShift and open source powerhouse behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This and other new alliances are certain to accelerate technological advances that set […]

NexJ delivers CRM for wealth management as a service with IBM Cloud

In the financial services industry, a firm that uses technology to differentiate its business most often has an advantage over the competition. Today, firms are increasingly focused on cognitive services and intelligent analytics that can be used to deliver better customer service. It’s not just about dashboards, though seemingly everybody wants a dashboard. Firms want […]

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5 data security techniques that help boost consumer confidence

These days, it seems like hardly any time passes between headlines about the most recent data breach. Consider the revelation in late September that a security intrusion exposed the accounts of more than 50 million Facebook users. For that matter, not much time goes by without a new survey or study that confirms the difficulty of […]

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Elaw uses IBM AI to automate management of complex Brazilian labor lawsuits

Brazil has strict and complicated labor laws and according to The Brazil Business, Brazilians are prone to sue their employers. It is a cultural behavior and a way to make “easy money”. With an awareness of this tendency, many companies operate illegally and wait to see if the employee is going to sue them or […]

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Financial industry adopts cloud solutions

The financial services sector (FSS) has reached a tipping point, according to an ITPro article on technology within the financial industry. “We have reached the point where banks, in particular, must consider and position themselves not just as financial entities, but as lifestyle brands too,” shared Bharat Bhushan, IBM CTO, Banking and Financial Services. The […]

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New Forrester study: What is the ROI of application modernization?

If you work in IT, you’ve probably heard grandiose-sounding promises about the ROI of application modernization. It might not be surprising, then, that businesses everywhere are embracing the hybrid, multicloud cloud model. According to an IBM commissioned study by Forrester Research, 62 percent of infrastructure decision makers reported using hosted private cloud in 2017, and […]

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Gain flexibility with microservices applications

Microservice development techniques have ushered in an unprecedented era of continuous delivery and deployment. It’s important that organizations investing in IT evaluate its application modernization journey. As part of that journey, businesses can gain efficiencies and cost savings by unlocking the potential of microclimate architectures. Yet, careful consideration must be given to how to best […]

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How to get more business value from robotic process automation

Organizations can gain outsized results by using robotic process automation with other automation technologies. As a result, many companies are betting big on automation and the impact it can have across all aspects of their business operations. In fact, according to Forrester 40 percent of enterprises are centering their digital transformation journey around automation. For […]

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Machine learning: A key weapon in the cybersecurity battle

Since the dawn of the internet, companies have been fighting to stay ahead of cybercriminals. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have made this job easier by automating complex processes for detecting attacks and reacting to breaches. However, cybercriminals are also using this technology for their own malicious purposes. More and more hackers are exploiting […]

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The Masters drives innovation with hybrid cloud and AI

The Masters golf tournament may be traditional on the course, but it’s driving innovation with its infrastructure and online fan experiences behind the scenes. “The Masters is surprisingly modern when it comes to its infrastructure in that it operates a hybrid cloud strategy,” reports Forbes. “For the vast majority of the year its technology needs […]

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Medical Confidence directory on IBM Cloud helps speed up Canadian healthcare

According to the Frasier Institute, waiting for treatment has become a defining characteristic of Canadian healthcare. In the 2018 report, “Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada”, specialist physicians surveyed report a median wait time of almost 20 weeks between referral from a general practitioner and receipt of treatment, more than twice […]

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Clarifying cloud personalization: 4 common misconceptions

You wouldn’t purchase a car without some forethought, and you shouldn’t rush into any cloud environment without careful consideration. Your organization undoubtedly has widely varying IT needs, so relying on a one-size-fits-all cloud computing solution would be similar to driving off the lot with a sports car when you really need an SUV. Cloud personalization […]

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Why the multitenant cloud still matters

Multitenant cloud architectures have fallen out of favor with some enterprises. With the low cost of cloud computing, why bother sharing resources with someone else when you can reserve your own? But there are many reasons to go multitenant, provided you use it for the right workload. Shared resource benefits A multitenant cloud is like […]

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